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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Elegance and Lace in Mosaic

I've yearned to learn the art of Mosaic. Maybe it's the shattering of tiles and dishes (I do love to get my frustrations out, lol) or maybe it's just the artist heart in me.... This week the LNS challenge was cards that incorporated the Mosaic tile look. (Ya whoo!)

So using the Early Espresso cardstock base, ink and Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, Champagne Glimmer Paper and the Word Window and Extra-Large Oval punches, and Holiday Frame and the Lacy Brocade Impression Embossing Folders and Big Shot, Oh! Don't forget the brayer... It results in a stunning Fall/Happy Thanksgiving card!!

I brayered the Holiday Frame folder with Early Espresso ink, ran Pumpkin Pie paper inside and through the Big Shot. If you look closely you will see a Christmas Tree and Ornaments in the impression but don't care as it looks sooo amazing!! Cutting it out and layering it on the Lacy Brocade impressed Early Espresso card base.

Punching the Extra-Large Oval in Champagne Glimmer Paper and adhered it to the Mosaic looking Oval with SNAIL adhesive. Layer the punched Happy Thanksgiving on top with Stampin Dimensional adhesive and then the large oval on the background with more Dimensional adhesive octagons!

It's an easy card that mimics a lacy mosaic look. I LOVE this look, so elegant and isn't it amazing how Christmas inspired a festive Thanksgiving looking card!! Comments are sooo appreciated! Thanks for looking!
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